Speed thrills, but you shouldn’t obsess over clocking a hundred miles per hour with your fingers.
Modes, scales, arpeggios, triads—they can be a lot to take in. But stick it out and you’ll find music theory will make learning the guitar far easier.
Not their gear, of course, but their licks. Copying the style of famous axe-slingers can be good practice—these guitarists explain how.
How do you keep the passion for writing new tunes burning? Five pro musicians drop tips and tricks on seeking inspiration.
Keeping an open ear and mind can be more valuable than chugging out the same riffs for hours on end.
It’s not just for liking photos on the Gram. Your iPhone—or any mobile for that matter—can help you write tunes, practice chops and be a better musician, say these five guitarists.
The go-to guitar of the prolific Wrecking Crew sessionist.
Croatian-born guitarist and composer Aleks Sever is a virtuoso rock, funk, jazz and hip-hop player who grew up in Germany. Her latest album, Extravagant, was released in November. Here, she shares 10 tips for composing better songs.